Several Nintendo Wii Online Services Shutting Down

Nintendo seems to be on the verge of slowly ending its support for the Wii console, even though its Nintendo Wii U sales has been far from impressive ever since the console was released in November. Nintendo recently published an “End of Life” notice to its Japanese Nintendo Wii customers highlighting six channels that will no longer be available starting June 28.

Wii ChannelsThe channels to be dropped by the console includes; the Forecast Channel, Check Mii Out Channel, News Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, Everyone’s Nintendo Channel and Data exchange between Wii friends on WiiConnect 24. Moments after the End of Life notice was published to Japanese owners of the console, Nintendo of America sent out the following statement confirming that the U.S. Wii consoles will follow Japan’s lead:

We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products. We would like to inform you that a portion of the network services offered through the Wii console will be discontinued starting June 28, 2013. We apologize to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.

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